Even with the best intentions we can find we have disappointed others or ourselves. When we practice Love First, we take action from a place of love and appreciation and do what we can to be our best selves every day. But the grace of loving yourself, first, is that when you make a mistake or cause someone else pain, you will notice that you are not following your intention and immediately feel the disconnection. This is when you are gentle with you and forgive yourself. And as soon as you can, you own your behavior and make it right with the other person. They won’t always forgive you, but you will know you made the effort.
“Today I will intend to be kind, loving, and thoughtful, but if I find that I have behaved badly, I will make amends to myself and those I harmed.”